The department has an outstanding academic reputation and its links with other universities and industry provide strong support for our postgraduate research students’ networking and employment prospects. The Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology programme is offered by University College London (UCL).
Students joining NPP enter this outstanding postgraduate training environment. NPP brings together scientists working in world-leading interdisciplinary research specialities related to structure and function of single molecules, synaptic signalling in the nervous system, understanding of circuits in the brain underlying behaviour, pain and inflammation, metabolic disorders and the function of channels and transporters in cell membranes.
Academic research in NPP is conducted at molecular, cellular, organismal and systems levels and may involve animal models of disease or studies in humans.
Occasionally students undertake research-specific placements in Industry or in collaborator research laboratories as part of their programme. Some of these are funded by the prestigious Bogue Fellowship programme.
Recent graduates have taken up research positions in academia, including at UCL; Imperial College London; Oxford University; Queen Mary, University of London; University of California, Los Angeles; Kuwait University; Rockefeller University, New York; or within organisations such as the Max Planck Society, Cancer Research UK and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.
Others are employed as senior scientists or medical writers within industry, as teachers or as editors with publishers.
Programme StructureResearch areas
- Cellular, molecular and structural neuroscience: synaptic transmission and ligand-gated ion channels; transporters
- G-protein coupled receptors and signalling pathways
- Voltage- and calcium-gated ion channels
- Systems and translational neuroscience: neuronal network behaviour; pain; in vivo patch electrophysiology; optogenetics
- Intercellular signalling: inflammation; cardiovascular system
- 36 months
- 60 months
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- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International27750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27750 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £2,845
- International: £13,930
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
NPP is part of the Division of Biosciences where we have Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programmes an MRC four-year programme; MRC and MRC CASE studentships, BBSRC four-year PhD, BBSRC CASE three- and four-year studentships; NERC; and others.
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